Winter 2018

Conductor Gary Ewer
with Guest Artist Dalhousie Collegium Cantorum

Featured soloists:

Lindsay Heyland, soprano

Lucy Hayes Davis, mezzo-soprano

Jason Davis, tenor

Jon-Paul Decosse, bass-baritone

Messa da Requiem

Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)

The Messa da Requiem is a musical setting of the Catholic funeral mass (Requiem) for four soloists, double choir and orchestra by Giuseppe Verdi. It was composed in memory of Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist whom Verdi admired. The first performance, at the San Marco church in Milan on 22 May 1874, marked the first anniversary of Manzoni's death. The work was at one time called the Manzoni Requiem. It is rarely performed in liturgy, but rather in concert form of around 85–90 minutes in length.

7:30 pm, Faith Tabernacle Church, 6225 Summit Street, Halifax, NS

Only limited tickets remain for our concert on March 26. The remaining tickets will be available for sale at the door starting at 6:30 p.m.

Online ticket sales are now closed.